Tour Cities:ShanghaiGuilinYangshuoLongshengSanjiangGuizhouGuiyangKailiLeshanEmeishanChengdu
Tour Code:ACT-Highlights-08

The 14-day Guangxi Guizhou Sichuan Southwest China Tour to see Guilin Li River, Yuangshuo, Longji, Sanjiang, Guiyang, Kaili, Chengdu, Leshan, Mt.Emei and more....

Day 1Arrival in Shanghai

Welcome to China! Upon arrival at Shanghai Pudong Airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to check in the hotel. The rest of the day for you to have a relax on your own.

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Shanghai Old Concession Area, Yuyuan Garden , The Bund Shanghai, Shanghai Museum

After breakfast, you will start a full day tour in Shanghai to visit the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Town God's Temple, Shikumen, Old Concession Area. Then you will have a bird view of Shanghai city on the top of Jinmao Tower and enjoy coastal sight at the Bund of Shanghai. Then enjoy evening relax on Nanjing Road.

Acrobatic performance for night show option.

Shanghai Old Concession Area

Day 3Shanghai/Guilin

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival in Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your local guide will meet you and escort you to visit Elepant Trunk Hilll and Reed Flute Cave.

Reed Flute Cave

Day 4Guilin/Yangshuo

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Yangshuo West Street, Li River Cruise

After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will transfer you to the Zhujiang pier to board the ship for Li River cruise (4 hours) from Guilin to Yangshuo. It is one of the great waterways to admire the picturesque scenery along the river sides. Upon arrival at Yangshuo, you will have a stroll along the famous West Street. This is a vibrant place alive with cafes, pubs, restaurants and where many westerners gather.

Tips: Today we kindly suggest you have a larger breakfast at the hotel this morning as the lunch provided on the cruise is less than adequate. The cruise arrives at terminal Yangshuo at around 13:30 to 14:30 according to the different water flows. There are many cafes available in Yangshuo.

Optional activites for late afternoon:
1. Attend a Chinese cooking course in a cooking school
2. Learn Taichi for 1-2 hours.
3. Li River Beer Fish is recommended for dinner.
4. Night show options: Commorants Fishing or Impression Liu Sanjie

A cruise along the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience for stunning scenery. In Yangshuao, there's something interesting such as lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river, fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants.

Impressions of Liusanjie performance. The Performance, directed by Zhang Yimou, China's premiere movie director and director of the Beijing Olympics' Opening Ceremony, is made up of hundreds of people and is performed on the Li River with the mountains as the backdrop. It is an unforgettable experience.

Yangshuo West Street

Day 5Yangshuo/Longsheng

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Yangshuo Biking

There are three options for morning enjoyment: Enjoy a countryside biking, a bamboo rafting on the Yulong River and a helicopter tour over Yangshuo.

An afternoon drive (about 2.5 hours) from Yanghuo to Longji Rice Terraces. And then you will enjoy the dusk/sunset view of rice terraces around Zhuang and Yao minority villages. The terraces look like ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of some hills. The villages feature traditional wooden architecture where no nails are used in construction. The different ethnic minority customs and dress are especially interesting. Stayovernight at Ping'an Zhuang Village.

Yangshuo Biking

Day 6Longsheng/Sangjiang

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Longji Terraced Rice Fields

Enjoy a morning visit to Huangluo Yao Village to meet long-hair wowen and watch the ethnic performance. After lunch, we will drive about 2 hours to Sanjiang county to visit some famous Dong Villages, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, drum towers, visit a local museum to learn some history about Dong ethnic group. Then watch Duoya dance and Reed-pipe dance

performed by the locals. Then back to stay at Sanjiang County. Dong Girl's Date at Night is a show for evening.

Longji Terraced Rice Fields

Day 7Sanjiang/Guiyang

Meals: B,L

After breakfast, you will take a bullet train about 2 hours from Sanjiang to Guiyang. Your local guide will meet you and transfer you to visit Jiaxiu Tower, Qianling Park.

Day 8Guiyang

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Huangguoshu Waterfall

Today, you will start a full day tour to visit Huaxi Scenic Resort & Zhenshan Village, Qingyan Ancient Town around Guiyang city. Then go to Anshun to visit Huangguoshu Waterfall, a 243-foot waterfall set in lush, green national park & backed by caves, part of a group of 18 falls.

Huangguoshu Waterfall

Day 9Guiyang/Kaili

Meals: B,L

visit Langde Miao village. This village is inhabited by Long-Skirt Miao, a subgroup of Miao ethnic minority group. It has legendary tint and a strong national culture, located at the foot of a hill and beside a stream. Houses supported by wooden pillars with a suspension roof and twisted corridors are built on the mountain slope. Most wooden buildings were built from 1616-1911. Then go to Xijiang Miao Village.

Day 10Kaili

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Zhenyuan Ancient Town

Coutinue Kaili tour to visit Zhenyuan Ancient Town, Qinglong Cave Ancient Architecture Group, Wuyang River.

Zhenyuan Ancient Town

Day 11Kaili/Guiyang/Chengdu

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Yangshuo Biking, Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Guiyang airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet and escort you to visit Chengdu Big Panda Breeding Center, to see lovely Panda. Then back to Chengdu city to visit Kuanzai Alley.

Yangshuo Biking

Day 12Chengdu/Leshan/Mt. Emei

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Leshan Giant Buddha

After breakfast, will transfer you to visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town which has 1,700 years of history. Then take bus to see the world's largest stone Leshan Giant Buddha. Then visit the Lingyun Temple, the ancient Plank Cliff Path and the Stele Forest. After visiting will take bus to Emeishan, stay overnight in Emei.

Leshan Giant Buddha

Day 13Mt. Emei/Chengdu

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Emei Mountain

After breakfast will take cable car up the Mt. Emei. Visit the Wannian Temple. Then walk through Qingyin Pavilion - the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys. Then take the tourist bus down to the foot of the mountain. To visit the Fuhu Temple, one of famous nuns temple. Then transfer back to Chengdu.

Emei Mountain

Day 14Chengdu Departure

Meals: B

After breakfast, you will be free until a transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination.

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Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.


Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.


Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible. 


Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local  restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.


Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.


Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.


Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.


Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.


Personal Expenses:

Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...



Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".


Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.



Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.